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Japan's Weekly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for Jul 28 - Aug 3

by tsubasalover
Aug 5, 2014 2:09 AM | 104 Comments
Here are the weekly Blu-ray & CD rankings for July 28th - August 3rd

Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles

Blu-ray
*1. 9,946 *9,946 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Vol.1 Limited Edition
*2. 7,299 49,164 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season Vol.2 Limited Special Edition
*3. 6,879 *6,879 Little Busters: Refrain Vol.7 Limited Edition
*4. 6,404 *6,404 No Game No Life Vol.2
*5. 4,400 *4,400 Strike the Blood Vol.7 Limited Edition
*6. 3,999 *3,999 Zoids Shinseiki/Zero Blu-ray BOX Limited Edition
*7. 3,140 *3,140 Puchimas!!: Petit Petit iDOLM@STER Vol.3
*8. 2,965 *2,965 Log Horizon Vol.7
*9. 2,952 38,861 Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen desu!
(cut-off 2,952)


DVD
*1. 3,043 112,240 Kaze Tachinu
*2. 2,506 *15,322 One Piece Log Collection "Impel Down" (eps.422-441)
*3. 2,486 *15,181 One Piece Log Collection "Magellan" (eps.442-458)
*4. 2,165 **2,165 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Vol.1 Limited Edition
*5. 2,006 **2,006 Kamigami no Asobi Vol.2
*6. 1,793 **8,245 Kuroko no Basket 2nd Season Vol.7
*7. 1,441 **5,873 Tonari no Totoro HD-Remaster
*8. 1,371 **1,371 No Game No Life Vol.2
*9. 1,276 **1,276 Little Busters: Refrain Vol.7 Limited Edition
10. 1,103 **5,412 Precure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi
11. 1,012 **1,012 Strike the Blood Vol.7 Limited Edition
12. *,963 **4,330 Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission
13. *,816 **3,704 Mekakucity Actors Vol.3 Limited Edition
14. *,805 *15,148 Haikyuu!! Vol.1
15. *,755 ***,755 Log Horizon Vol.7
16. *,666 **3,494 Girls und Panzer: Kore ga Hontou no Anzio-sen desu!
17. *,548 **2,067 Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi HD-Remaster
18. *,541 **4,310 Monogatari Series: Second Season Koimonogatari Vol.2 Hitagi End Part 2 Limited Edition
19. *,532 **2,049 Majo no Takkyuubin HD-Remaster
20. *,500 ***,500 Danball Senki Wars Vol.10
21. *,481 *57,594 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol.7 Limited Edition
22. *,464 ***,464 Coji-Coji DVD-BOX Digital Remaster Version Vol.1
23. *,430 *17,563 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Regular Edition
24. *,417 **2,911 Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:3 Ghost Tears
25. *,411 **2,578 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Vol.1 Limited Edition
(cut-off 411)


CD Single
*3. 50,340 50,340 Bishoujo Sensei Sailor Moon: Crystal OP/ED "MOON PRIDE c/w Gekkou" by Momoiro Clover Z
*7. 26,009 26,009 Free!: Eternal Summer OP "Dried Up Youthful Fame" by OLDCODEX
*9. 21,872 21,872 Uta no Prince-sama♪ Idol Song Camus (Junketsunaru Ai -Aspiration-) by Camus (CV: Tomoaki Maeno)
11. 13,019 13,019 Dragon Ball Kai (2014) ED "Junjou" by Leo Ieiri
17. *6,616 *6,616 Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei OP "grilletto " by GARNiDELiA
20. *4,119 *4,119 Ao Haru Ride ED "Blue" by Fujifabric (includ. in "Blue/WIRED")
21. *3,521 13,633 Tokyo Ghoul OP "unravel" by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
23. *3,207 87,940 Youkai Watch OP "Geragerapou no Uta" by King Creamsoda
27. *2,915 15,056 Haikyuu!! OP "Ah Yeah!!" by Sukima Switch
28. *2,897 *2,897 Kamigami no Asobi Kamikyokushuu Tsukito & Takeru (SIGN / You're the one) by Tsukito Totsuka (CV: Yuto Uemura) / Takeru Totsuka (CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga)
30. *2,601 *2,601 Petit Idolm@ster Twelve Campaigns! Vol.5 Yukiho Hagiwara & Yukipo + Miki Hoshii & Afu (Pu-Ru-Ru / Champion) by Yukiho Hagiwara (CV: Azumi Asakura) / Miki Hoshii & Afu (CV: Akiko Hasegawa)
31. *2,545 *2,545 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei! OP "moving soul" by Minami Kuribayashi
32. *2,516 *2,516 Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [locodol] Yatte Mita. OP/ED "Mirai Fanfare / Mirai Shoujotachi" by Nagaregawa Girls [Nanako Usami (CV: Miku Itou) & Yukari Kohinata (CV: Sachika Misawa)]
34. *2,388 *2,388 Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus ED "Aoki Tsuki Michite" by AKIRA
40. *2,053 39,102 Pokemon XY: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie ED "Yoake no Ryuuseigun" by SCANDAL
44. *1,574 59,346 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "KiRa-Kira Sensation! / Happy maker!" by μ's
45. *1,504 *7,449 Rail Wars! OP "Mukai Kaze ni Utarenagara" by Minori Chihara
51. *1,389 *1,389 Rokujouma no Shinryakusha!? OP "Koukan Win-Win Mujouken" by Heart Invader
52. *1,250 *7,946 Fairy Tail (2014) OP "Masayume Chasing" by BoA
58. *1,075 *1,075 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns ED "Start Line" by 7!!
59. *1,064 *4,330 Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance OP "Kyoumei no True Force" by Hitomi Harada
66. **,963 52,111 One Piece OP "Wake up!" by AAA
67. **,924 57,960 Makakucity Actors OP/ED "daze/days" by Jin
76. **,823 97,529 Love Live! School Idol Project "Takaramonos/Paradise Live" by μ's
77. **,792 *3,909 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Character Song 4 Rise & Sharo (E wo Sagasu Nijichou) by Rise (CV: Risa Taneda) & Sharo (CV: Maaya Uchida)
79. **,782 *3,534 M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane ED "SABLE" by nano (included in "INFINITY≠ZERO/SABLE")
80. **,777 *3,883 Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Character Song 3 Chiya & Sharo (Zutto Issho) by Chiya (CV: Satomi Satou) & Sharo (CV: Maaya Uchida)
85. **,735 63,262 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season IN "Love wing bell/Dancing stars on me!" by μ's
91. **,669 32,651 Uta no Prince-sama♪ Idol Song Ai Mikaze (A.I) by Ai Mikaze (CV: Shouta Aoi)
96. **,633 *3,516 Glasslip ED "Toumei na Sekai" by nano.RIPE
97. **,630 *3,149 Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen OP "Tough Intention" by KOTOKO
(cut-off 630)


CD Album
*5. *8,551 **8,551 Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama "The Prince of Tennis II: Shitenhouji Super STARS" by Various Artists
*6. *8,190 **8,190 The iDOLM@STER Million Live! THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@THER HARMONY 01 by Legend Days
*7. *7,992 **7,992 The iDOLM@STER Million Live! THE IDOLM@STER LIVE THE@THER HARMONY 02 by Otome Storm!
20. *4,128 **4,128 Kuroko no Basket Character Song Solo Mini Album Vol. 4 Taiga Kagami (CV: Yuuki Ono) - Meteor Jam Sessions - by Taiga Kagami (CV: Yuuki Ono)
25. *3,835 *37,654 Kalafina THE BEST "Blue" (incl. Aldnoah.Zero OP "heavenly blue")
26. *3,377 409,596 Namie Amuro "Ballada"
28. *3,113 *34,695 Kalafina THE BEST "Red"
30. *2,814 *65,493 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Pika Pika Fantajin"
37. *1,870 105,361 UVERworld "0 CHOIR"
39. *1,830 265,506 Bump of Chicken "RAY"
40. *1,822 **9,454 Uchuu Kyoudai Complete Best by Various Artists
41. *1,726 **1,726 JoJo's Bizzare Adventure: Stardust Crusaders OST Departure by Yugo Kanno
56. *1,133 *11,906 Noitamina 10th Anniversary Best Mixed by DJ Kazu
63. *1,037 *89,628 Love Live! School Idol Project μ's Best Album Best Live! collection by μ's
65. *1,022 *50,847 Ayumi Hamasaki "Colours" (incl. Buddha 2:Tezuka Osamu no Buddha: Owarinaki Tabi Theme Song "Pray")
75. **,827 **5,213 Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama "The Prince of Tennis II: Higa Super STARS" by Various Artists
80. **,785 **5,396 Maon Kurosaki "REINCARNATION" (Tokyo Ravens Tribute Album)
85. **,755 ***,755 Digimon Movie Song Collection by Various Artists
93. **,716 **2,946 The iDOLM@STER "The Remixes Collection THE IDOLM@STER TO D@NCE TO" by Various Artists
(cut-off 716)


Source: Oricon Youtaiju

Previous Week's Ranking

20 of 104 Comments Recent Comments

Yohimo_asakura said:
Surprisingly, NGLN sells lower than I expected. Hmm


It is in line with how Vol.1 sold. Later volumes of anime rarely ever sell more than Vol.1, unless there are genuine stock issues (most recent example is Girls und Panzer), or there are bonuses which boosts sales. In Nogenora's case, both Vol.1 and Vol.2 has event tickets, so it would've been a slim chance that Vol.2 would sell more than Vol.1.

○ノーゲーム・ノーライフ 【全6巻】
巻数   初動     2週計    発売日
     BD(DVD)   BD(DVD)
01巻 6,776(1,661) 8,284(*,***) 14.06.25 ※合計 9,945枚
02巻 6,404(1,371) *,***(*,***) 14.07.30
03巻 *,***(*,***) *,***(*,***) 14.08.27
04巻 *,***(*,***) *,***(*,***) 14.09.24
05巻 *,***(*,***) *,***(*,***) 14.10.29
06巻 *,***(*,***) *,***(*,***) 14.11.26

Aug 10, 2014 7:04 PM by Ejc

Yohimo_asakura said:
Surprisingly, NGLN sells lower than I expected. Hmm

Why did you expect it to sell more?

Aug 10, 2014 9:09 AM by rederoin

Surprisingly, NGLN sells lower than I expected. Hmm

Aug 10, 2014 8:15 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Still pitting my hopes for more Log Horizon in the horizon ironically.

Aug 9, 2014 6:39 PM by Windburns

rederoin said:
On another subject, the Bodacious Space Pirates movie is doing rather good on the amazon rankings, which was not expected with its low box office. Here is hoping it atleast hits 20k.


Glad to hear that though I'll lower my expectations for now and think that it will do like the TV series did. Though it is a pretty long wait for the release on Nov. 12, 2014.

It's sad to see that the movie ED kirakira-go-round didn't rank in last weeks cd sales. Though it's understandable that it's a song from a movie that was released in theaters 5 months ago.

Aug 9, 2014 7:26 AM by zenjamibu

Waiting on Haikyuu!! season 2 announcement...

Aug 7, 2014 9:08 PM by Hiryu12

scytheavatar said:
Hoppy said:
Genre fatigue is setting in then.


It's more than that actually, I have watched 2 episodes of Hanayamata and I enjoyed it but didn't love it as much as I did for Love Live. It's a slower pace, more artsy show with mediocre art quality, the type of series otakus might like but wouldn't go gaga over. Compare this to Barakamon which has terrific art plus more energy and humor, and it's not hard to see why there seems to be more interest for Barakamon.


That Hanayamata show just seems to lack the variety of Love Live's cast and while it's similar in concept it's fairly different in tone. I'd describe Love Live as more spunky, amusing and energetic while Hanayamata is more traditionally cutesy. Hanayamata just seems to lack what I can really only describe as the "attack" of Love Live that pushes it over the edge between just cute girls doing cute things and a show that feels like it's about something a little more. Like normally I'm not able to sit through a show like that and even kind of enjoy it. It kind of helps that the music in general is pretty damn catchy be it the BGM or some of the vocal tracks and again I'm not typically a huge fan of Idol Music, but they do it in an old school J-Pop kind of way that's sort of nostalgic.

Anyway I did see a couple episode of Hanayamata and it's better than I thought, but still kind of just too traditionally moe for me to get all that into though I like the whole Yosakoi dance thing (moreso as a fighting style in Persona 4 though). I don't see how it sucks though like some people said. Like I'm sure it's fine for the audience that is into those sort of innocent genre shows.

Progeusz said:
Tyrel said:
And obviously those 3 weeks of episodes showed in the Preorders. I'm not obsessing over it, I'm just pulling ideas out. There's a reason why I had a (?) question mark.
I'm pretty sure it being Aniplex show has MUCH more to do with Aldnoah hype. West overestimates Urobuchi's influence. Both fans and skeptics. Just don't talk about him when mentioning Aldnoah because he isn't that relevant here.

And no, those three weeks of episodes don't show anything because the show was solicited after they aired. If anything, it isn't doing as well as other Aniplex shows.


I wonder how many people are still unaware of the obvious connection between Aniplex productions and hype. Like definitely nobody hypes their own products like they do (the West seems more susceptible to this sort of thing for sure), which they did again with Aldnoah.Zero, just not really in the right way IMO. The problem here again is they often seem to give up on maintaining that hype and narrative momentum after a certain number of episodes relying on things like license popularity and big name staffers to carry the product. I don't know if it's directly the result of it but it's interesting to see how much the momentum for Aldnoah.Zero dropped off after Urobuchi stopped writing the scripts. It can always still regain it with some strong episodes, but to see it go from a potential 25K or so seller to a Stalker predicted (albeit almost certainly underestimated) 5K seller in a little over two weeks is kind of surprising.

One other thing that's kind of interesting about Aldnoah.Zero's release that I noticed was that in an unusual move they put 3 episode on the first disc then only 2 on the second one. Usually the first disc will be one of those discounted 1 episode discs with a smart extra to act as a lead for a disc set, but they seem to be playing things very differently here and my only theory is that they want to package the Urobuchi scripted episodes together cause they're betting long on that being a big draw for it. I mean I can't remember the last time I saw a show that seemed to be betting so strongly on fan loyalty towards it's staffers as a draw. They plastered the staff names all over the product description for the discs with only a really small 3 line conceptual summary of the show itself, which is also pretty different since usually you'll get a multi paragraph summary of what the show is about for prospective buyers instead of the multi-paragraph summary telling you all the big hyped shows each key staffer worked on before. If the goal isn't strictly for the show to sell based on the popularity of the staff involved first and foremost Aniplex really isn't doing a good job of showing it basically.

Aug 6, 2014 11:40 AM by PeacingOut

scytheavatar said:
scruffykiwi said:
Why are some people comparing Love Live! and Hanayamata? They are nothing alike! Love Live is a multimedia franchise 2.5D idol show. Hanayamata is an adaption from the Manga Kirara Time family (i.e. Moe to the max). There is nothing similar about them and their potential target audience apart from both being anime.


They have the same basic structure and formula: cute girls form club, get more cute girls to join club, do cute club activities and get character growth from said activities. The target audience of Love Live are the guys who brought K-On/Girls und Panzer rather than the guys who brought Idolm@ster, and that is the same target audience for Hanayamata.


No. The Love Live! anime is there to promote and build a 2.5D idol group, as evidenced by the HUGE drop in sales from volume 1 to 2 (1 included an event ticket). You need to look at all the other sales that go with the show (albums etc) to see what it is all about. Sure the anime also has CGDCT elements but that is a byproduct to build strength in the different character brands. Overall Love Live! is an insanely well produced multimedia steamroller.

Hanayamata on the other hand is just a CGDCT show, nothing more.

Aug 6, 2014 12:22 AM by scruffykiwi

The sales of Free! Op is amazing.. Hoping that it would reach the same blockbuster success of the season 1.

Aug 6, 2014 12:06 AM by peeyaj

scruffykiwi said:
Why are some people comparing Love Live! and Hanayamata? They are nothing alike! Love Live is a multimedia franchise 2.5D idol show. Hanayamata is an adaption from the Manga Kirara Time family (i.e. Moe to the max). There is nothing similar about them and their potential target audience apart from both being anime.


They have the same basic structure and formula: cute girls form club, get more cute girls to join club, do cute club activities and get character growth from said activities. The target audience of Love Live are the guys who brought K-On/Girls und Panzer rather than the guys who brought Idolm@ster, and that is the same target audience for Hanayamata.

Aug 5, 2014 9:00 PM by scytheavatar

Yes. Jotaro Kujo and Nico should have children. They'd be the greatest couple in anime history.

Aug 5, 2014 8:29 PM by dankzel

scruffykiwi said:
Why are some people comparing Love Live! and Hanayamata? They are nothing alike! Love Live is a multimedia franchise 2.5D idol show. Hanayamata is an adaption from the Manga Kirara Time family (i.e. Moe to the max). There is nothing similar about them and their potential target audience apart from both being anime.

BTW, I enjoyed Love Live and I'm really enjoying Hanayamata.


I agree entirely. I don't really see how one rips off the other, when they're really not that alike. Not seeing how they're comparable too much other than they share a couple of the same features.

I loved Love Live!!, but Hanayamata is kind of boring to me. Just personal tastes, but yeah. Either way, fights are fun to watch either way lol.

Aug 5, 2014 7:44 PM by marx-chan

rederoin said:
On another subject, the Bodacious Space Pirates movie is doing rather good on the amazon rankings, which was not expected with its low box office. Here is hoping it atleast hits 20k.


+1, while when this show is bad it is truly horrifically bad, when it is good it is very enjoyable. Haven't seen the movie, but I have hope.

And GuP is god. Seriously. That this show has outstanding numbers is all the evidence one needs to refute the idiot who says Japanese tastes suck*

The scary thing about GuP is that because it is in the "girls with guns" genre it probably underperforms from what it could do because so many people are turned off by the premise and won't even watch the show. It is gratifying to see that, despite this handicap, it still hits the ball out of the park.

(* extra evidence is that Japanese animation is a worldwide phenomenon, because while perhaps while they don't sell as much, quality animation continues to get made. And even then, most of the reasons why certain shows "don't sell" has nothing to do with the success of the show).

Aug 5, 2014 7:14 PM by Takuan_Soho

Mayjaplaya said:
I agree. Popularity and sales doesn't correlate with quality, or even general fan opinion.


Well, the big blockbuster shows in sales such as EVA, Bakemonogatari and Madoka are better than average. I think there is a correlation between entertainment factor and sales, stuff like Attack on Titan was a hit for very obvious reasons.

Aug 5, 2014 7:12 PM by Jose_Cruz

Warming up for season 3 ;)

*9. 21,872 21,872 Uta no Prince-sama♪ Idol Song Camu (Junjounaru Ai - Aspiration-) by Camu (CV: Tomoaki Maeno)


rederoin said:
On another subject, the Bodacious Space Pirates movie is doing rather good on the amazon rankings, which was not expected with its low box office. Here is hoping it atleast hits 20k

:O oh yeah XD I've been waiting all this time for season 2 so they better do it or else :(

Aug 5, 2014 7:03 PM by ichii_1

scruffykiwi said:
Why are some people comparing Love Live! and Hanayamata? They are nothing alike! Love Live is a multimedia franchise 2.5D idol show. Hanayamata is an adaption from the Manga Kirara Time family (i.e. Moe to the max). There is nothing similar about them and their potential target audience apart from both being anime.

BTW, I enjoyed Love Live and I'm really enjoying Hanayamata.

And as for Hanayamata being chinese???? Yosakoi is about as Japanese as you can get!! I'm lucky enough to live near a Japanese collage that has a awesome drum team as well as a Yosakoi group and it really is amazing to watch live!


What I can't believe is how modern it is, Yosakoi started in 1954. Which gives me another reason why Hanayamata isn't getting the proper number of preorders, yosakoi, despite being a modern dance is based off traditional dances (wearing happi and yukata at least in Japan, in other countries who have Yosakoi teams sometimes dress differently) and to the buying fanbase in Japan, it may come off as way too Japanese.

Aug 5, 2014 5:17 PM by Hoppy

Why are some people comparing Love Live! and Hanayamata? They are nothing alike! Love Live is a multimedia franchise 2.5D idol show. Hanayamata is an adaption from the Manga Kirara Time family (i.e. Moe to the max). There is nothing similar about them and their potential target audience apart from both being anime.

BTW, I enjoyed Love Live and I'm really enjoying Hanayamata.

And as for Hanayamata being chinese???? Yosakoi is about as Japanese as you can get!! I'm lucky enough to live near a Japanese collage that has a awesome drum team as well as a Yosakoi group and it really is amazing to watch live!

Aug 5, 2014 4:56 PM by scruffykiwi

Tyrel said:
Hoppy said:
Anyone know what is wrong with Hanayamata that it's getting bad preorder numbers?
Because it's not that good? Simple as that. The story is meh at best. Compared to other shows that revolve around girls doing things, Hanayamata just doesn't have the feel to it.


Hanayamata is too Chinese. Honestly, if I didnt see dat show on MAL, I would think its a Chinese cartoon

Aug 5, 2014 3:57 PM by moonnya

I'm enjoying Hanayamata. It's the only show I'm following this season (last season I followed Love Live 2 and Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san). The art and characters are nice (I'm surprised the moe otaku are turned off by the art, its art style fits very well into the moe mold), and I don't really mind the drama. No genre fatigue here, and I've stuffed myself with moe SoLs recently. So far I like Hanayamata more than, for example, Kiniro Mosaic and Yuru Yuri.

rederoin said:
Pre-order rankings =/ Sales

That aside, you seem be confused as to what sales mean. Low sales do not mean the series was disliked.

I agree. Popularity and sales doesn't correlate with quality, or even general fan opinion.

Aug 5, 2014 3:50 PM by Mayjaplaya

SolvyTwerk4Jesus said:
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You don't have to explain yourself this much. The majority clearly agrees with you, since it has mediocre sales.


Pre-order rankings =/ Sales

That aside, you seem be confused as to what sales mean. Low sales do not mean the series was disliked.

Aug 5, 2014 3:34 PM by rederoin